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Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, inflation, prescribed interest rates, financial education, financial courses, online courses, online education, online campus, overdue taxes, interest rate increase, CRA deadline
With the prescribed interest rate doubling to 2% as of April 1, there will be a significant impact on Canadians who face overdue tax balances with the CRA. It follows that understanding what interest costs are deductible and which are not, is of new interest. This subject is one that qualified tax and financial advisors will be prepared to discuss with clients as we tee up for the busiest month of tax season.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Debt Management, Tax Planning, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, inflation, tax education, CE summits, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, financial courses, financial conferences, Canadian pension, retirement trends, mortgage reduction, earn CE credits
The world has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades—and that requires that tax and financial advisors adapt their strategies for pre-retirees. Recognizing the current economic and societal changes drivers, it appears that debt management, and debt reduction strategies at various life stages, require more attention. This will be a key planning theme at Knowledge Bureau’s upcoming CE Summits.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, OAS, seniors, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, tax calculator, retirement planning, mortgage, guaranteed income supplement, old age security, Canadian economy, retirement income, CPP, tax course, inflation, financial education, CE summits, Baby Boomers, GIS, old age benefits, Consumer Price Index, CPI, interest, mortgage rates, retiring at 65, high-net worth, retirement investments, saving for retirement
The Old Age Security monthly benefit is expected to increase to $590.74 in the fourth quarter based on CPI data, for a total 2017 benefit of $6,994.62.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, DAC, capital gains, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, Canadian economy, inflation, tax changes, tax reform, tax rates, entrepreneur, tax proposals, passive investment income tax, Knowledge Bureau poll, Liberal government, layoffs, private corporation, proprietorship, Larry Frostiak, CE Summit, Knowledge Bureau CE Summit, Knowledge Bureau Distinguished Advisor Workshops
We received dozens of thoughtful, well-crafted comments to our August poll on the proposals to tax passive investment income inside a small business corporation at top personal rates. But this “Letter to the Government” submitted by Brad is a must-read.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , small business, Canadian economy, inflation, jobs, minimum wage, Bill 148, Real Wealth Manager, RWM
Last month, Knowledge Bureau issued the results of a poll indicating that financial professionals are firmly divided on the prospect of $15-an-hour minimum wage. Now the business community is having a similar debate
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Canada has weathered the global financial crisis well because of its inflation policies, a resilient financial system, and timely fiscal stimulus.